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Preparation in sports echoes preparation for Mass

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Former MP asks lawyers to defend religious freedom

Woodworth hopes B.C. law society will drop TWU appeal By Agnieszka Krawczynski A former Conservative MP is hoping t

Trump administration expands pro-life Mexico City Policy

Humanitarian and refugee aid not affected by the changes By Matt Hadro
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Aleppo’s consecration seen as ray of hope

'Martyr diocese' welcomes statue of Our Lady of Fatima ALEPPO, Syria
 (CNA/EWTN News) Photo: A brother and sister

Priest stabbed at Mass in Mexico City cathedral

Motive for the attack is still unclear MEXICO CITY
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Defend your freedoms, lawyer tells pro-lifers

John Carpay encourages marchers to continue exercising freedom of expression By Agnieszka Krawczynski
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Celebration reminds the faithful of the power of penance

Thursday, 18 May 2017
Prayer and sacrifice helps save souls, says theologian By Josh Tng Photo captions: Angelyn Dee photographed a float during the 75th anniversary of the Our Lady of Fatima in Coimbra, Portugal....
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Pro-life march draws 2,000 on its 10th year

Wednesday, 17 May 2017
Archbishop Miller says assisted suicide now an added concern By Agnieszka Krawczynski VICTORIA Photo: Students from Credo Christian High School in Langley attend the March for Life in Victoria for the first time May...
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Volunteers launch outreach to prostituted women

Wednesday, 17 May 2017
Brand-new Catholic Street Missionaries already expanding efforts By Agnieszka Krawczynski Photo: Volunteers Kasia Butkiewicz (left), Mildred Moy, and Yvonne Lee gave out chocolate and Scripture cards to prostituted women May 6 with Marga...
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Op-Ed

Searching for real beauty amidst a culture of fakes

- Friday, 19 May 2017

Searching for real beauty amidst a culture of fakes BY C.S. MORRISSEY Making real art is hard work, writes C.S. Morrissey. (Image credit: Catholic Art Guild logo / CatholicArtGuild.org) Perhaps there is a philosophical way to identify what is objectively beautiful. Could beauty be something shared by many? How might people participate in a communal experience of beauty? A group of people could also participate in a collective delusion. How can we tell the difference? Recently, I was invited to meet a...
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Beating heart of liturgy restores human heart

- Thursday, 18 May 2017

'When one loves as children do, one cannot grow tired of beholding unfolding beauty' by Jenna McDonald Photo Caption: (designpics.com) It almost seems sacrilegious to pray the Stations of the Cross or the sorrowful mysteries of the rosary during the Easter season. We’re celebrating the empty tomb, so can’t we gloss over Jesus’ bloody suffering and death? After all, it’s difficult to revisit, and it...
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Canadian

Euthanasia has “brought shame” to Canada: Cardinal Collins

Thursday, 18 May 2017
15,000 pro-lifers march upon Parliament Hill in Ottawa By Deborah Gyapong OTTAWA (CCN) Photo caption: The 20th March for Life in Ottawa on May 11 brought thousands to Parliament Hill to spread...
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Red Dear education board supports single publicly funded system

Thursday, 18 May 2017
Catholic Digest Photo caption: A teacher works with children in the classroom of St. Joseph Mission School Feb. 1 in rural San Fidel, N.M. The public school board of Red...
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Millennial Catholics can be argued back to Church: Bishop Barron

Thursday, 18 May 2017
Atheistic youth require logical discussion to return to the faith By Deborah Gyapong OTTAWA (CCN) Photo caption: Appearing by video at the 3rd New Evangelization Summit in Ottawa May 13, Bishop Robert...
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Sports

The Gospel according to football

Thursday, 19 January 2017
Terry Fox’s football triumph has roots in Catholic faith By Josh Tng Photo Caption: Tom Kubada (left) and Martin McDonnell hold up the provincial champions banner. The Terry Fox Ravens were the senior...
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Christians skate with Columbus Blue Jackets

Sunday, 15 January 2017
Faith helps fine-tune our God-given talents By Pat Macken Courtesty of Columbus Blue Jackets Photo Caption: Columbus Blue Jackets' Foligno grew up in the Catholic Church and was taught, how we play hockey...
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Is diving morally acceptable?

Friday, 11 July 2014
Numerous players from many teams try it on By Alistair Burns The B.C. Catholic Caption: Father Pablo Santa Maria. It's the 90th minute in a World Cup match. The fans nervously look at the scoreboard:...
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Joint Declaration between Pope Francis & Russian Patriarch

- Friday, 19 February 2016

Joint Declaration of Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God the Father and the fellowship of the holy Spirit be with all of you” (2 Cor 13:13). 1. By God the Father’s will, from which all gifts come, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, and with...
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